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Fox News Radio: Congressman Kinzinger on Why Military Funding is Key to His Support of the Bi-Partisan Budget Deal

Congressman Adam Kinzinger On Why Military Funding Is Key To His Support of The Bi-Partisan Budget Deal

Feb 8, 2018

Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R--IL) explained to Brian Kilmeade his intention to vote for the two year spending bill that passed the Senate despite the fact it will increase spending. Kinzinger said the bottom line for him is this bill will give the military the resources and training needed to do their job. On criticism of President Trump wanting a parade to honor the military, Kinzinger, a military veteran, said it's amazing how some in the media are equating the President to a dictator and went on to say it's nice to have a president who is proud of the flag and military.

Plus, Kinzinger weighed in on Holocaust denier Arthur Jones who is set to be the Republican nominee in Illinois's 3rd Congressional District.


Ottawa Times: Kinzinger talks latest tax bill with manufacturing leaders

Kinzinger talks latest tax bill with manufacturing leaders

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger met with his Manufacturing Advisory Committee to get an update on issues of concerns to leaders in the manufacturing industry Wednesday at the Carus Corporation in Peru.
The focus of the meeting was on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and how Congress can craft better manufacturing policies to help improve conditions for manufacturing to thrive in the district, the state and the country, according to a press release issued by Kinzinger's office. The meeting was closed to press.
The Channahon Republican's Manufacturing Advisory Committee is made up of 18 community leaders from across the manufacturing spectrum, and across the 16th Congressional District.
Kinzinger's press statement called manufacturing critical to the 16th District and the state of Illinois, noting manufacturing accounts for 12 percent of the U.S. economy.
"Our meeting (Wednesday) was productive and informative, and an opportunity to learn about some of the major issues facing our manufacturing industry," Kinzinger said in a press statement. 
"One of the major issues we face is retaining a quality workforce, and I’m hopeful that with the passage of the ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,’ we will preserve more jobs here at home from going overseas as well as create more jobs here at home for American workers to fill. From bonuses to wage increases, and other incentives, retaining our workforce is an issue we must address head on."
After attending and hosting the meeting, Inga Carus released the following statement.
“The creation of this council shows that good jobs in Illinois are a priority for Rep. Kinzinger," she said in the statement. "It provides an opportunity for employers to say ‘thank you’ for a new tax code that we are confident will create jobs, and to tell our congressman what else we need to keep manufacturing, and industry that employs over half a million Illinoisans, strong in our state.”
The original article can be found here

La Salle News Tribune: Kinzinger releases statement on reopening government

Kinzinger releases statement on reopening government

  • Jan 23, 2018 Updated Jan 23, 2018

Today, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-District 16, which includes La Salle, Bureau and Putnam counties) voted to re-open the government when he voted in favor of the continuing resolution to fund the government through Feb. 8 and fully fund the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years.

Following the vote, Kinzinger's office released this statement: “This government shutdown was entirely unnecessary and costly to the country. Now that the Democrats are finished playing their political games, we can continue to work on the big issues facing this country and the American people. I look forward to working with my colleagues as we continue to grow the economy and strengthen our national security.”

 

The original article on the News Tribune website can be found here


WLS: Kinzinger criticizes Durbin for disclosing Trump “s-hole” remark


Ripon Advance: Problem Solvers Caucus recommends bipartisan solutions to tackle infrastructure challenges


My State Line: New Tax Law Brings Big Bonuses for Chrysler Workers

Fiat/Chrysler is the latest company to offer bonuses to employees in the wake of the passage of President Trump's and Republicans' tax cut law, and they're big ones.  Approximately 60,000 employees will receive a $2000 bonus in the 2nd quarter of 2018, including employees at the Belvidere Assembly plant according to a FCA spokesperson.

The new law, which cuts the corporate tax rate to 21%, eliminates loopholes, and doubles the standard deduction for individuals and families, was supported by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL 16) but opposed by Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL 17), and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

Source - My State Line: New Tax Law Brings Big Bonuses for Chrysler Workers


Western Journal: How One Republican Congressman Is Fighting Human Trafficking

Thursday marks Human Trafficking Awareness Day, a moment where we raise awareness for the fastest-growing criminal industry in the world. One Republican representative from Illinois is using the day to reveal the strides he is taking to combat the sinister crime.

Adam Kinzinger, a U.S. representative for Illinois’ 16th congressional district, published a blog on Tuesday detailing his plans to combat human trafficking, a rampant problem in the state.

SOURCE - Western Journal: How One Republican Congressman Is Fighting Human Trafficking


Salvation Army: How One Illinois Congressman is Fighting Human Trafficking

In October, I hosted a community forum on human trafficking with local leaders who deal with the issue from the front lines. We were fortunate to have representatives from The Salvation Army, Department of Homeland Security, Demand Abolition, Rockford Diocese & Catholic Charities, Rockford Police Department, Cook County Sheriff’s Office, and Rockford Rescue Mission; and we were joined by nearly 200 concerned citizens. The forum focused on the issues we face in the Rockford area, but also how the problem is being handled and reported on a national scale. One of my big takeaways was community awareness – people seemed shocked to know the number of cases, the wide range of victims, and the impact this issue has on our community.

Source - Salvation Army: How One Illinois Congressman is Fighting Human Trafficking


Illinois Review: 7 MEMBERS OF ILLINOIS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION CO-SPONSOR BORN ALIVE MEASURE

Babies born alive after an abortion and then purposely allowed to die made headlines in 1999 when nurse Jill Stanek discovered the practice going on a Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. 

After the Democrat-controlled Illinois House and Senate refused to pass any measures banning the practice, it took President George W. Bush and a pro-life Congress to move at the federal level. The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002 ("BAIPA" Pub.L. 107–207, 116 Stat. 926, enacted August 5, 2002, 1 U.S.C. § 8) extended legal protection to an infant born alive after a failed attempt at induced abortion, but had no legal teeth to enforce the law or protect the innocent victims.

H.R. 4712 was co-sponsored by Republican U.S. Reps Bost, Peter Roskam, Adam Kinzinger, Rodney Davis, John Shimkus, and Randy Hultgren. One Democrat - Dan Lipinski - signed on as a co-sponsor, as well.

Source - Illinois Review: 7 MEMBERS OF ILLINOIS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION CO-SPONSOR BORN ALIVE MEASURE

 


Illinois Valley Times: Kinzinger honored with award for service to veterans

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Musicians on Call (MOC) recently honored U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) with its “Service to Heroes” award for his dedication to veterans, especially those at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland.  

“I am humbled and honored to receive this award,” Kinzinger said in a statement on his website. “The award belongs to all who answer the call to serve, and all who step up to help our service men and women while they are overseas and when they return home. The work that Musicians on Call does to support our wounded heroes, to lift the spirits of patients across the country recovering in the hospital, it’s incredibly important.”

Source - Illinois Valley Times: Kinzinger honored with award for service to veterans